Applied Psychology

Defining Human Autonomy: Towards an Interdependent Model of Human Agency

Exploring Jürgen Habermas’ concept of autonomy in the context of Self-determination Theory and the contributions of Albert Bandura

Emotional Intelligence: Pop-psychology Without Evidence

Emotional intelligence is a popular buzzword, but how scientifically sound is the concept?

Strengths and Limitations of Behaviorism for Human Learning

A look at strengths and limitations of behaviorism

Language and Cognitive Development

An overview of Language Development and Theory of Mind skills (ToM).

Attachment Styles and Peer Relations

The role and consequences of different types of attachment styles, parenting styles and early peer relations

Notes on Intelligence

Notes on current approaches to intelligence and contributions to the nature versus nurture debate – plus an insight into the twisted world of IQ-tests

Thriving

Which factors facilitate thriving, feeling one with ourselves and our social environment?

The Psychology of Eroding Middle Classes

What happens to people and society at large when middle-classes erode? An approach using Self-Determination Theory (SDT).

Society’s View of Mental Illness through the Ages

A historical review

An Introduction to Grounded Theory and Phenomenology

An overview and introduction to Grounded Theory

Lifespan development for a child with Down syndrome (DS)

An introduction to lifespan development issues for children with DS

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): What it is, how it can be treated and how treatment outcomes can be measured

An introduction to PTSD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): What it is and how it can be assessed

An introduction to OCD

The Stanford Prison Experiment – An Analysis by Joana Stella Kompa

The SPE was one of the most popularized psychological experiments of all times.  A critical analysis of Philip Zimbardo’s experiment.

German and Thai Culture

On comparing two very different cultures

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  1. Thanks for the paper on German and Thai culture.. Being familiar with the cultures involved, it does seem that values and social organization go hand in hand. I read a history of the Vietnam war and it was saying how the collectivist and agricultural nature of society, plus Buddhism (at least ancient – with the Emperor at the top and not much between) kept society fairly level and socially solid.

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